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Alvord 150 150 ctx

Creator: Fred Alvord, II
Dates: 1920s
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession: 1989.27


Fred Alvord was once rodeo secretary, director, and champion cowboy. This collection from his son includes several photographs and postcards featuring well-known rodeo personalities.


There is next to nothing mentioned in the rodeo books and articles about Fred Alvord. Some books mention him as a rodeo secretary or arena director in the production of several rodeos. One mentions that he was also a champion cowboy, and was married to Ruth Roach for a time.

This collection contains two rodeo photographs and five rodeo photographic postcards. Several of the postcards are from Doubleday and the rodeo personalities represented include: Mike Hastings, Red Sublett, Fred Alvord, and Alice Sisty.

Personal Names:
Alvord, Fred
Doubleday, Ralph R.
Hastings, Mike
Sisty, Alice
Sublett, Red

Subject Headings:

This collection was accessioned on July 18, 1989. The scope and content note was written by librarian Karen Spilman in February 2003. The current finding aid was written and posted online by archivist/librarian Laura Anne Heller in October 2009

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Fred Alvord, II, Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Box/Folder # Accession # Description
01/01 1989.27.1 “Mike Hastings.” Photographic print on rough-edged paper. Sepia on ivory paper. 10 x 14 in. [1]
1989.27.2 “Cowboy Parade, # 304, Kiowa Rodeo.” Photographic postcard, sepia, 3.5 x 4 in. [1]
1989.27.3 “Some of the Cowgirls at Johnson’s Rodeo, Harlington, Tenn. (Doubleday).” Photographic postcard, sepia, 3.5 x 4 in. [1]
1989.27.4 “Red Sublett Leaving Whiskey Pete Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyo. (D, F.P, Co, Inc).” Photographic postcard, sepia, 3.5 x 4 in. [1]
1989.27.5 “Fred Alvord Bulldogging Buffalo, Rodeo. (Doubleday).” Photographic postcard, sepia, 3.5 x 4 in. [1]
1989.27.6 “Fred Alvord on ‘Self Starter’ Bareback Riding Chicago Rodeo (Doubleday).” Photographic postcard, sepia, 3.5 x 4 in. [1]
1989.27.7 “‘Alice Sisty’ O’Neill Photo Co.” Photograph, sepia, 8 x 10 in. [1]
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